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Tony Stewart won the NASCAR Championship in 2011 in a dramatic fashion by winning five races in the Chase. It looked like in spite of that he was positioning his race team in order to continue that success by hiring a new crew chief, Steve Addington. Although Tony and the Office Depot team didn’t win the Championship, they were in contention.
Tony Piloted his Stewart Haas Chevy to 12 top five finishes, three more than he did the year before when he won the championship. Eight of those finishes were actually top three including three wins. Tony’s Stewart’s season was more about what he and his team was not able to do. His twelve finishes of 20th or worst were momentum and points killers, he only had seven the year before.